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How to Shape a Purse Cake

Learn to make a purse cake for a kids' birthday party from Essential Cakes' Etwin Gordon in this Howcast video, part 1 of a 5-part series.


Today we're going to be making a purse cake and for this I've decided to just use one layer of cake actually. You can make it just about any size. I've chosen to use an 8 inch cake. So what we wanna do is try to get it exactly in the middle and we're gonna cut it in half. I'm not gonna cut of the edges because I'm going to use this to give the purse a little roundness on the outside. Gonna apply a little icing here cause we're gonna use it to stick it to the board. And we're just gonna place it right here in the middle. And then we'll take our other half and we'll add icing here on this side and that's going to stick it to the other side of our purse. And we're gonna squeeze it. And that looks about even and I'm just gonna give it a little icing just on the outside so when we're ready to come back we can decorate our cake we can give it a nice coating without any crumbs. And we're gonna ice both sides. Don't have to worry about it being so smooth cause we'll come back and smooth it out a little later. Alright. Scrape just a little bit of this off. Alright and there we have the beginning of our purse cake and we'll put this in the refrigerator so it can chill for about forty minutes and we'll come back and we'll decorate it.

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